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Princeton University Library Collection of James Monroe Materials

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

The collection consists of a selected number of miscellaneous letters and documents of James Monroe, before and during his term as president of the United States.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

The collection has resulted from the miscellaneous gifts of numerous donors and purchases over the years.

Land grant to Harrison Brown was a gift of W. H. Newhouse in 1926 (AM 9246).

Order to pay Hugh Mercer was a gift of Mrs. Henry Fairfield Osborne in 1926 (AM 9283).

Letter to John Randolph was a gift of Mrs. Charles McClintock in 1937 (AM 11480).

Letter to "Dear Sir" was a gift of Cyrus H. McCormick in 1947 (AM 13366).

Land grant to Frederick Millier was a gift of Percy H. Williams, Princeton Class of 1897, in 1948 (AM 13781).

Statement of expenses was a gift of Samuel Milbank, Princeton Class of 1927 and Robbin Milbank, Princeton Class of 1925, in 1949 (AM 13834).

Letter to S. Mitchell and steel engraving were a gift of Julian C. Sloss in 1962 (AM 17813).

Letters to Benton and Harrison were a gift of Benjamin H. Walker in 1971 (AM 21362).

Land grant to James LaTourrette was purchased in 2015 (AM 2016-4).

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

No materials were separated during processing.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2006
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Letter to John Nicolson Concerning a Debt, 1793 July 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Written from Richmond, VA, Monroe's letter concerns a debt Monroe owed to Nicolson of Philadelphia, which he hoped to repay when he disposed of some land or sold some wheat.

Physical Description

1 folder

U.S. Navy Land Grant to Harrison Brown, 1822 January 28. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

For land in the Arkansas territory.

Physical Description

1 folder

Order to Pay Hugh Mercer $300, 1824 November 12. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to John Rudolph of Roanoke Concerning the Care and Education of His Nephew, 1808 March 23. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to "Dear Sir," Endorsing a Check for $579, 1820 June 9. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Land Grant to Frederick Miller, 1820 November 27. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

For 160 Acres in the Arkansas territory

Physical Description

1 folder

Statement of Expenses and Advances, 1797 December 22. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to Samuel L. Mitchell, 1811 December 6. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Concerns Spanish provinces in America.

Physical Description

1 folder

Steel Engraving of Monroe by G. Stuart, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Letter to Mitchell concerns Spanish provinces in America.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to William Harrison Concerning Military Plans, 1813 January 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Written while Monroe was Secretary of War.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to William Benton Regarding Supplies, 1820 November 21. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Land Grant to James LaTourrette, Jeffersonville, Indiana, 1823 January 23. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed by James Monroe for land sold to James LaTourrette, assignee of Joseph and Wickleff Kitchell, in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Physical Description

1 folder

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